"I testify that charity is the pure love of Christ," said President Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency. "As we serve others with Him we feel His joy."
Thousands of women gathered in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City for the Church's General Relief Society meeting Sept. 26. The meeting was translated and broadcast, via the Church's satellite system, to meetinghouses across the globe. In addition to President Eyring, the general Relief Society presidency -- Sister Julie B. Beck, Sister Silvia H. Allred and Sister Barbara Thompson -- also addressed the worldwide congregation.
During the meeting, President Eyring spoke on the enduring legacy of Relief Society, an organization that was founded in 1842.
"I will speak to you tonight of the great legacy those who went before you in the Relief Society have passed to you," said President Eyring. "The part of the foundation they laid for you which seems to me most important and persistent is that charity is at the heart of the society and was to come into the heart, to be part of the very nature, of every member."